Veterans

Falklands: Pilots recall daring Operation Black Buck

An aging aircraft fleet had to be flown 4,000 miles on a bombing mission in 1982.

Pilots from the Falklands conflict have spoken to Forces News 40 years on from their roles in the daring Operation Black Buck.

In 1982, a fleet of aging aircraft had to be flown 4,000 miles from Ascension Island to bomb a vital runway at Stanley.

The men in the cockpit of the Vulcan bomber and the Victor tanker tasked with refuelling it have shared their experiences.